I'm a little late to the party, but- Hey, nice reviews, and I appreciate your wit and sense of humor salted and peppered throughout!
If you ever get a Fly Rig 5 or any newer iterations (Ritchie Kotzen version?) underfoot again, I'd like to know how: -
it sounds and feels through a PA and stage-monitors (traditional or IEM), minus your slaved guitar-amps -
it sounds and feels with any other pedals before or after it
To me, from what I've read and seen/heard in videos, the Fly Rig 5 seems like a great back-up or super-compact light-packing travel rig, particularly if it plays well with one or a few favorite pedals, such as fuzzes, octave-fuzzes, wahs, phasers, flangers, tremolo, Leslie/rotary sim types, echoes... y' know, bread 'n' butter to candy 'n' champagne.
An effects-loop TRS insert in-between the SANSAMP/Plexi/Hot and the DLA sides- particularly if its Reverb was also
post-'loop- would be an EXCELLENT addition to the Fly Rig 5; being able to put favorite modulation pedals, for example, after
the preamp but before
the delay would be very welcomed.